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Old 07-31-2015, 12:51 AM
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Platforms are nice. Especially if you want an agent.

But Mike said it above. The right agent doesn't care about that if the book is great. What's really crummy though, is getting agents on a good day, who care about what you are writing. It's really a tough climate. Your book needs to not be too original and so on. They are eating new writers for breakfast who don't "know" someone.

This gives you a couple options. Indie? But only if you know how to get SOME readers to get you stared. Netgalley co-ops for reviewers to take a bite out of you...*warning*---if you use netgalley bring your A-game. That place is REAL reviewers. If they one star you they will also have about 200 people liking their bad review on all platforms, making your terrible mocking review the first one.

The other option is doing loads of free days on amazon/KU and hoping you have a nice cover and blurb.

If you are a "do it yourselfer" get on wattpad. That might get you going, I know a USA Best Seller had 5 mil views on wattpad for free book number one in a series, and sold the other two for a few gazillion.

And lastly, you can do all of the above like the rest of schmucks
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